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By Erin Vander Weele

Looking back: Photographs share local history


April 26, 2018

Looking east across the river, a photo of the first Prairie du Sac wood & toll bridge, and the toll house. The photographer is Horatio Moore.

Photographs capture fleeting moments in time. They share history and tell stories - more than words could ever describe.

The Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society shares photographs taken in the early 1900s, celebrating local amateur photographers, as part of an exhibit at the Tripp Heritage Museum in downtown Prairie du Sac.

The photographs were found in the historic building that now houses the museum, which used to be the Tripp Memorial Library. The structure was built in 1912 by J.S. Tripp, a local banker, philanthropist and lawyer. The building was used for the library until the 1990s...

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